A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Other than trying to stay alive, there aren't any positive messages.
Positive Role Models
You don't know much at all about Kyle Crane, the "soldier of fortune" you play, so not easy to determine what kind of role model he is. But he kills thousands of undead.
Ease of Play
Tough game add-on, so bring your friends and try the cooperative (co-op) option. Controls are easy for those who've played main Dying Light game. But overall, only for skilled players.
Violence & Scariness
Extremely violent, bloody, gory. Gamers will use shotguns, rifles, axes, a bow, machetes, Molotov cocktails, firecrackers to kill zombified enemies. Combat is frenetic, bloody -- you'll dismember, decapitate enemies too. Fallen zombies often shriek in pain before dying (er, again).
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Strong, frequent profanity such as "f--k," "s--t," and "a--hole."
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Products & Purchases
This is downloadable content (DLC) for Dying Light, which costs $10.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dying Light: The Bozak Horde is a downloadable content pack that expands the gameplay of the original title, Dying Light. It's a gory and violent first-person action game that pits you against a host of killer zombies. This downloadable content (DLC) drops gamers into the Harran Stadium to participate in a series of challenges by a madman named Bozak. Using a number of weapons -- guns, bows, axes, and explosives -- players can kill, dismember, and decapitate zombies. The game also has strong and frequent profanity in the dialogue sequences, including "f--k," "s--t," and "a--hole." Parents should be aware that there are serious privacy and safety concerns, too, and multiplayer is unmoderated, which could expose players to unwanted commentary.
Is It Any Good?
As Dying Light's biggest expansion to date, The Bozak Horde is a solid addition to the original game. But be forewarned: You'll likely die a lot. It's a tough but gratifying bit of DLC worth considering for the relatively modest $10 price point. Though survival is still the name of the game, this DLC puts players on the offensive in a new story (with the maniacal puppet master, Bozak) as well as a new location called Sector 0 (which is inside the infamous Harran Stadium, where the government lost the battle against the zombie virus). Players also get a new weapon -- a compound hunting bow with exploding arrows -- and a fun new trap-laden mode that compliments the original game (you can play by yourself or with up to three others online). Visually, it's the same, which isn't bad at all, and the controls feel good. Other than its difficulty, there isn't much to complain about with The Bozak Horde. Those who enjoyed hacking, slashing, shooting, and parkouring in the original action game will like what the DLC brings to the table.
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